Volkswagen has asked dealers to temporarily stop selling several of its popular models because of a fire risk.
The automaker spotted a fault with many 2014 models of the VW Jetta, Beetle, Beetle convertible and Passat, according to the spokesman Mark Gillies.
He said Volkswagen is aware of no “fires, accidents or injuries.”
Volkswagen said a faulty o-ring, which joins tubing and other vehicle parts, can cause transmission fluid to leak. In “extreme situations,” he said, a fire could result.
Affected vehicles have a 1.8-liter engine and an automatic transmission.
The fault lies in about 25,000 vehicles, some of which are available for sale on dealer lots and some of which are on the road.